SOLD: Bosco Wood £219,000 Freehold


Bosco Wood promises great adventure for the next guardian of this most diverse of woodlands. The range of tree species is immense; from commonplace holly, birch and ash to the unexpected rowan, cedar and hornbeam. There is a surprise awaiting behind every new thicket and ancient bank as the character and make up of the wood changes dramatically the further you venture into the secretive interior.

The purchasers of the woodland will be asked to enter into a covenant to ensure the quiet and peaceful enjoyment of adjoining woodlands and meadows.


There are remarkable specimens of oak trees and Scots Pine of often staggering proportions and sheltering beneath this canopy remnants of hazel coppice are ready to be revived into a productive cycle. Closer to the ground the bronzy bun shaped cep mushroom merges with the leaf litter; an elusive prize for the country kitchen.

Clearing after hidden clearing continues to delight the explorer with the shear range of woodland flora on display.


Whilst visiting look out for one of the many roe deer that occupy this quiet corner, other deer sometimes seen include red, sika and fallow. Smaller mammals include foxes, badgers and stoats. The tree canopy hosts a wide variety of birds and if visiting at dawn or dusk is a pleasure to sit and listen to the birdsong.


A useful wooden forestry storage cabin is discreetly located deep within Bosco Wood. This is a fairly new addition and as such is in very good condition; ready for years of service in support of forestry projects and for on-site storage.

Access, tracks and footpaths

A secure gated access leads onto a well made forestry track that meanders through surrounding woodland before arriving at the entrance to Bosco Wood, where there is plentiful parking in a clearing beneath the boughs of mighty oaks.

The boundaries of Bosco Wood look mainly across the open pastures of East Dorset and are clearly defined by these field boundaries and ancient banks. There are no public rights of way through this woodland.

Local area and history

The surrounding area has a long standing tradition of landowning patronage and has enjoyed the stewardship of important local figures since William de Bello Bosco of Norman descent was the first documented owner of local heathland and woodland in 1377 and it is from him that this woodland takes its name.

In modern times the locality is much admired for its natural beauty providing easy access to the delights of the New Forest, Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the south coast.

Wood maps

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.

Find this wood

This wood is now sold, please do not visit the wood without the permission of the owner.


  • OS Landranger: OS No. 195
  • Grid ref: SU 086 104
  • Nearest post code: BH21 5QY
  • GPS coordinates: 50.8936, -1.87895

Location map


From the south, after passing Ringwood, leave the A31 at the B3081 junction signposted Verwood and follow the B3081 north on the Verwood Road.

Continue your journey through Verwood town centre along Station Road, until you reach the roundabout signposted to Alderholt and Cranborne along Champtoceaux Road.

After a couple of miles the road bears round to the right and The Heavy Horse Centre is on your left. After a further 500 metres there is a sharp left hand bend as the road becomes Batterley Drove. The entrance to the woods is located a few metres along a private road on your right on the apex of this bend. There is a 'Woodlands For Sale' sign by the entrance gate, where you can park (taking care not to cause an obstruction) and continue along the woodland track on foot. (The new owner will be provided with a key access for the entrance gate)

The track continues into the woods, bearing right initially and then left after a few hundred metres until after a further 200 metres or so you will see the name sign and blue markings for Bosco Wood in front of you as the track bears sharply right.

From Salisbury take the A354 Blandford Road for approximately 13 miles and at the roundabout, take the first exit signposted Ringwood B3081. Continue for 3 miles turning left at Parsonage Lane onto B3078 towards Edmondsham.

Keep left through Edmondsham and after a further mile turn left onto the Edmondsham Road and pick up direction by the Heavy Horse centre as above.

Sat Nav / GPS note: The post code BH21 5QY is for the point shown on the location map by the red dot.

How we support our buyers

Membership of the small woodland owners’ group

£300 for a woodland course of your choice

One year's free membership of the royal forestry society

Please note this wood is owned by woodlands.co.uk.

Our regional managers are often out working in our woodlands, so if you email an offer and want to be sure it has been received, please phone our manager on their mobile phone. The first offer at the stated price which is accepted, whether by phone or email, has priority.

Please take care when viewing as the great outdoors can contain unexpected hazards and woodlands are no exception. You should exercise common sense and caution, such as wearing appropriate footwear and avoiding visiting during high winds.

These particulars are for guidance only and, though believed to be correct, do not form part of any contract. Woodland Investment Management Ltd hereby give notice under section 21 of the Estate Agents Act 1979 of their interest in the land being sold.

A beautiful and unspoilt woodland environment where the great diversity of the natural kingdom can be explored to the full.

Managed by Daniel Sharp

Telephone: 07780 900192

Email: [email protected]